Embracing our past while envisioning our future. A podcast series featuring alumni, students, staff, and faculty at Kamehameha Schools Maui.
Ep. 12 Kula Kaiapuni to Kamehameha Maui...and Back.
February is Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi and in this episode, we are joined by three Kamehameha Maui alumnae, Kulia Johnson (ʻ11), Kahaʻi Harders (Johnson) (‘07), and Kaleialoha Kaniaupio-Crozier (ʻ11) who are all current kumu Kula Kaiapuni ma Pāʻia. Along with our guest host, Ekela Kaniaupio-Crozier, they discuss the role Kula Kaiapuni played in their journey to Kamehameha Maui and beyond, and what ultimately led them back to the place where it all began.
Ep. 11 KS Maui Alumni in the Military (Part 1 of 3)
This is the first episode in a three part series on Kamehameha Maui alumni in the military. Hosted by Kevin O'Brien, part one huddles around a discussion with 2013 alumna of KS Maui Riley Slavich (Shiraishi) and her husband Zach Slavich. Riley shares her decision to pursue the National Guard while in college at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Ep. 10 Ka 'Ālapa - Athletics
On our third athletics focused alumni episode, Mr Kevin O'Brien and Mr Kaholo Rickard sit down and talk with two alums; Cade Harris (c/o 2017) and Kymani Fernandez-Roy (c/o 2018) about their very recent journeys out of KS Maui and into college and collegiate athletics. Also sitting in are two current KS Maui seniors and aspiring collegiate prospects Logan Spencer (c/o 2020) and Kealia Sjostrand (c/o 2020).
Ep. 9 Nā Poʻo Kumu - Welcome back to a new school year!
A new season for Hikina Rising starts with episode 9! Hosting this episode is senior ASK President Bronson Espania. He is joined by Kamehameha Schools Maui high school poʻo kumu Jay-R Kaʻawa and poʻo kumu Lance Cagasan. We get to know them a little better, what they enjoy doing outside of school, as well as listen to their expectations and goals for the high school for this school year and beyond. Enjoy!
Ep. 8 Ke Poʻo Kula - From the Office of the Headmaster
For our end-of-the-year finale episode, a one-on-one interview with the Kamehameha Schools Maui Head of School, Dr. Scott Parker. With ʻEleu Novikoff (class of ʻ06) as host, Dr. Parker discusses his journey from PE teacher to Headmaster as well as his vision and direction for KS Maui.
Ep. 7 Ka Maka Kilo - Community Spotlight with Musical Duo Kahālāwai
For our first Ka Maka Kilo Community Spotlight episode, we welcome the gentlemen of Kahālāwai; musicians Dana Piʻilani Arias and Joshua Pilialoha Kahula. Josh and Piʻilani shared with us the manaʻo behind their brand new project and partnership. Hearing the stories of their humble beginnings and hours in and out of the studio working on music, it reminds us to holomua and stay focused on your goals, and ultimately making your passion into your profession.